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Body Respect

Author : Linda Bacon
ISBN : 9781940363431
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You’ve heard it before: there’s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we’re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity. Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.
Category: Health & Fitness

Body Respect

Author : Linda Bacon
ISBN : 9781940363196
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66.22 MB
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Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You’ve heard it before: there’s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we’re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity. Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.
Category: Health & Fitness

Health At Every Size Revised And Updated

Author : Linda Bacon
ISBN : 9781459609402
Genre :
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Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn't match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates ''thin'' with ''healthy'' is the problem.The solution? Health at Every Size. Tune in to your body's expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now - and Health at Every Size will show you how. Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after reading it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.
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Rethinking Thin

Author : Gina Kolata
ISBN : 1429923652
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72.92 MB
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In this eye-opening book, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals. Rethinking Thin is at once an account of the place of diets in American society and a provocative critique of the weight-loss industry. Kolata's account of four determined dieters' progress through a study comparing the Atkins diet to a conventional low-calorie one becomes a broad tale of science and society, of social mores and social sanctions, and of politics and power. Rethinking Thin asks whether words like willpower are really applicable when it comes to eating and body weight. It dramatizes what it feels like to spend a lifetime struggling with one's weight and fantasizing about finally, at long last, getting thin. It tells the little-known story of the science of obesity and the history of diets and dieting—scientific and social phenomena that made some people rich and thin and left others fat and miserable. And it offers commonsense answers to questions about weight, eating habits, and obesity—giving us a better understanding of the weight that is right for our bodies.
Category: Health & Fitness

If Not Dieting Then What

Author : Rick Kausman
ISBN : 9781743435052
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 46.73 MB
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'Instead of advice, Kausman gives understanding his empathy will shine like a beacon for those women who feel they are constantly judged for their size.' Rosemary Stanton, AO So how do you manage your weight? There is a solution and it's all about attitude. If Not Dieting, Then What? shows you how to look at food in a more positive way and move away from the no pain, no gain ethos', as well as explaining how to fine-tune fat content without sacrificing food enjoyment. Dr Rick Kausman is recognised as the pioneer of the non-dieting approach to healthy weight management. In this straightforward, no-nonsense guide to weight management he shares his, and his clients' experiences with the reader. You can learn how to: enjoy food without feeling guilty, increase your eating awareness, improve how you feel about yourself, fit some sort of activity into your day, and achieve and maintain a healthy, comfortable weight for you, without being deprived of food or quality of life. WINNER, BEST NUTRITION WRITING, Australian Food Writers Awards 'What sets this book apart is its understanding of human nature, without which no behavioural change is possible.' - The Age 'Dr Kausman has written a sensible, practical book which will make you feel good about yourself.' - Dr James Wright, Sunday Telegraph 'This is the first book on weight management that left me feeling optimistic and empowered.' Judith McFadden, author of Diet No More! 'This book is an eye-opener for those who believe losing weight is the key to happiness.' - Herald Sun
Category: Health & Fitness

Body Kindness

Author : Rebecca Scritchfield
ISBN : 9780761189756
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 40.80 MB
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Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself—and that includes your mind as well as your body. Body Kindness is based on four principles. WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!
Category: Self-Help

Big Fat Lies

Author : Glenn Alan Gaesser
ISBN : 9780936077420
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 45.58 MB
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Offers a plan for metabolic fitness while debunking height-weight tables, fat consumption, yo-yo dieting, exercise, and the relationship between health and obesity.
Category: Family & Relationships

Body Of Truth

Author : Harriet Brown
ISBN : 9780738217697
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 47.51 MB
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A science journalist's provocative exploration of how biology, psychology, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, while also tackling the myths and realities of the "obesity epidemic."
Category: Psychology

Food And Place

Author : Pascale Joassart-Marcelli
ISBN : 9781442266520
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 35.47 MB
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This text provides a comprehensive exploration of food from the unique perspective of place. It shows that our experiences with food are deeply influenced by their cultural, social, economic, and political contexts. Critically engaged and connected to current activist and academic debates, Food and Place will be an essential resource for students across the social sciences.
Category: Social Science

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies

Author : Jane R. Hirschmann
ISBN : 9780307761965
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 86.17 MB
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What do you think would happen if women stopped hating their bodies? We would . . . . * Learn to eat when, what, and how much our bodies need. * Overcome our fear of not dieting. * Look in the mirror and like what we see. * Decode our fat talk to reveal our real concerns. * Stop trying to measure up to society's ridiculous and impossible standards of female beauty. * Learn to accept ourselves -- our bodies as well as our feelings -- unconditionally. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Self-Help